Northwestern University

Jul
13
Fri 11:00 AM

Cardiovascular Epidemiology Seminar Series

When: Friday, July 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1400, Stamler Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alejandra Povedano   312.503.6579

Group: Department of Preventive Medicine

Category: Academic

Description:

Psychosocial Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease: Characterizing Risk with Diana A. Chirinos, Ph.D.

Psychosocial factors are important predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Depressive symptoms, in particular, are associated with CVD endpoints and cardio-metabolic conditions. The presentation of depressive symptoms in adults, however, is highly heterogeneous. A better characterization of the depressive symptom profiles that are most closely related to CVD risk is needed in order to design targeted prevention and intervention efforts. In this talk, the following questions will be addressed: 1) What is the most common presentation of depressive symptoms in adults, and how does it relate to CVD risk?, 2) What are the biobehavioral pathways underlying this association? Further, the impact of acute stressful life events, such as bereavement, on psychosocial factors and cardiovascular risk will be discussed.

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